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Crew Leader Catchment Maintenance


Central Coast Council


Long Jetty, Central Coast region, NSW

Salary etc:

$1333.8 to $1600.18 per week, ($69,544 to $83,433 per annum) dependent on skills and experience + $18.28 weekly allowance + 11% Superannuation.



You Could Make All The Difference

Primary Work Location: Long Jetty NSW

  • Work locally to protect our local catchment and estuary environments.
  • Lead a small team in the enhancement of the waterways.
  • Work/Life Balance - 9 day fortnight.
  • Permanent full time + Tool of Trade Commuter Use Vehicle.

Central Coast Council is committed to the goals of equal opportunity employment. We aim to provide a work environment for our employees that fosters equity, diversity and respect.

Council is committed to providing safe environments that protect the physical, emotional, cultural and social wellbeing of children on the Central Coast.

Ideally located on the northern fringe of Sydney and just an hour's drive from Newcastle, the Central Coast offers one of the best places in Australia to live and work. The Central Coast is one of the fastest growing regions in NSW, with the third largest Local Government Area (LGA) in NSW and the 6th Largest LGA in Australia.

This role will see you working in our local environment to improve catchment processes such as water quality and working on environmental restoration projects for the enjoyment of the wider community. You will be supervising a small specialist team in the restoration, maintenance, protection and enhancement of natural and built assets of the Central Coast, including catchment, foreshore, riparian and estuarine ecosystems. A primary focus for this position is ensuring the maintenance and functioning of Stormwater Quality Improvement Devices (SQIDs) such as constructed wetlands, biofiltration systems and gross pollutant traps.

This position is required to provide quality customer service and create value for the community.

Key activities of this role include:

  • Leading and supporting a small specialist team within Catchment Operations and assisting the team leader to plan, coordinate and implement work plans.
  • Assisting in co-ordinating aquatic operations such as wrack collection and dredging as required.
  • Responsible for completing administrative tasks associated with the position, including but not limited to WH&S, procedural reviews.
  • Identifying, reviewing, monitoring and adjusting operational practices to identify efficiency gains.

Essential Criteria:

  • Certificate IV (or above) in an Applied Science, Conservation Land Management, Bush Regeneration or previous experience in a similar position:
  • Current Class C Drivers Licence.
  • WHS Construction Induction Certificate (White Card) Or willing to obtain prior to commencement.
  • Current Senior First Aid Certificate or willing to obtain.
  • Thorough demonstrated experience in operations of natural areas management and restoration e.g. SQIDs, wetland ecology, river and stream processes and riparian rehabilitation.
  • Previous demonstrated experience in leading a small team of specialists carrying out natural area restoration and/or catchment management operations.
  • Previous demonstrated experience in minor constructions works.
  • Demonstrated experience in the implementation of operational work programs and plans of management and selecting and ordering of heavy plant for associated works.
  • Thorough understanding of the principles and practices associated with managing native vegetation and natural systems including practical bush regeneration techniques; .
  • Proven ability to read and interpret work plans, drawings, designs, manuals and specifications related to the field operations with proven experience in administration, scheduling and delivery of operational work programs.

What we offer:

  • Weekly pay cycle.
  • Generous Leave Provisions: 20 days paid Annual Leave, 15 days Sick Leave/Carers Leave, Health & Wellbeing Leave, Long Service Leave after 5 years, Additional purchased leave, Parental Leave - 18 weeks full pay/36 weeks ½ pay, Paternity Leave - 2 weeks.
  • Novated Leasing.
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) available to employees and their families.
  • Fitness Passport - access to gyms across the Central Coast and Newcastle.
  • Health & Wellbeing programs - skin cancer screening, Breastscreen, Flu vaccination, blood donations.
  • Recognition of Service.
  • Professional Development opportunities.
  • Individual career development and learning opportunities.
  • Reward & Recognition programs.

A 9 day fortnight work-cycle currently applies to this role.

This role provides a commencing salary range of $1333.8 to $1600.18 per week, ($69,544 to $83,433 per annum) dependent on skills and experience + $18.28 weekly allowance + 11% Superannuation.

Successful candidates may be required to undertake a course of vaccinations against Hepatitis A and B and Tetanus or demonstrate their immunity.

Enquiries: Matthew Barnett, Team Leader Environmental Infrastructure Catchments on ph: 0400 685 438.

If you are deaf, hearing or speech impaired, you can contact us through the National Relay Service TTY call 133 677 or Speak & Listen 1300 555 727.

Closing Date: Applications close at Midnight on Sunday, 21 April 2024.


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